J Mascis, the guitar legend behind the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., will treat us to an intimate solo acoustic performance, sharing tunes from his widely acclaimed 2018 solo album Elastic Days, after an opening set by duo Luluc.
Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, producer, and film composer. Dinosaur Jr. was founded in 1984 and became one of the most highly regarded groups in alternative rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs, Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980s hardcore, becoming an influence on the burgeoning grunge movement. He continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today.
Luluc comprises multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer Steve Hassett and songwriter and vocalist Zoe Randall. The New York–based Australian duo recently released their third album, Sculptor. While masterful in its minimalism, the album is anything but quiet in impact. Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney says, “It's music that once you hear it, you can't live without it." In naming their 2014 album, Passerby, his album of the year, NPR's Bob Boilen wrote, "I've listened to this record . . . more than any other this year. These songs feel like they've always been."